Herby Turkey Meatloaf

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 4 to 6
1 to 2 hr

This meatloaf is made with turkey and delicious herbs making it perfect for a weeknight dinner!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Herby Turkey Meatloaf
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 mediumyellow onions (peeled and minced)
  • 3 clovesgarlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 pounds ground turkey (light breast meat)
  • 1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley (chopped)
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano (leaves only, chopped)
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme (leaves only, chopped)
  • 2 largeeggs
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
Salsa Verde
  • 1 bunchflat leaf parsley leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano leaves
  • 3 sprigsfresh thyme leaves
  • 1 clovegarlic
  • 1 lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-inch by 3-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and grease with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • In a medium sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat, add the onions and garlic, cook until the onions and garlic are soft and translucent. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, add the panko and milk, stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl, add the white and dark turkey meat, parsley, oregano, thyme, eggs, dijon mustard, lemon zest, red chili flakes, panko and milk mixture and onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix to combine. Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan. Place in oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Remove from oven, let sit for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • For the Salsa Verde: to the carafe of a blender, add the parsley, oregano, thyme, garlic, zest and juice of a lemon, red pepper flakes, Kosher salt, pepper, and olive oil. 
  • Serve on top of a slice of turkey meatloaf. 
  • Tip: substitute turkey with ground chicken.
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